In the new products of Jacob & Co at Baselworld 2018, a unique Astronomy dragon model was displayed.
According to the legend described by Jacob Voraginsky, St. George killed a fierce dragon, which filled the city of Sirena (a territory of modern Libya) with fear. Interestingly, compared with the two-legged winged reptile described in the mythology of European countries, this monster living in the lake is more in line with the four-legged figure in Chinese mythology. From this we can see the positioning of Swiss manufacturers on the Chinese market.
On the dial of the watch, a 3D dragon sculpture made of pure gold surrounds a small dial with hour and minute hands, a tourbillon and a miniature earth model. The body of the mythical monster is decorated with 2294 elaborately carved scales, and the effect of light can be appreciated from all directions.
It is a blasphemy to make Jacob’s astronomical tourbillon, which was unveiled at the Basel International Watch and Jewellery Show earlier this year, to be ignored. Now that the dust has settled and the collections of major watch brands have made headlines, let us now give this stunning timepiece the attention it deserves.
Jacob & Co Astronomy tourbillon-gorgeous and complex
You can rely on Jacob & Co to bring them more than just a small drama of their watch portfolio. However, to appreciate the advantages of Astronomia Tourbillon, you (the reader) need to provide some opinions. First put aside any prejudice you have against Jacob & Co-temporarily forget about high-end jewellery watches, celebrity status and vivid (brilliant?) colors. The Astronomia Tourbillon is still gorgeous, but it is also a complex display of watchmaking prowess. Whether you are a cash-rich football star or a watch purist, this is a Wholesale watch that can attract and keep your attention.
Jacob & Co Astronomy tourbillon-fascinating panorama
Under the dome of the huge submarine hatch, a four-armed carousel surrounds the dial. At the end of each arm is the display of hours and minutes, the earth is represented by a platinum sphere, a one-carat diamond-shaped diamond, and finally a three-axis tourbillon. The tourbillon rotates every sixty seconds, the second axis that carries the entire frame rotates every five minutes, and the arm that carries the tourbillon rotates every 20 minutes. Is this a charming dial? You bet that even such a tourbillon itself will continuously distract the wearer, but coupled with the activity of the other arms around the dial every 20 minutes, this is a true panoramic display.
Creating such a movement is not without challenges. The tourbillon frame uses a large screw balance wheel with a vibration frequency of 18,000 vph, and an upper spiral balance spring with a Phillips terminal curve. Although the dial activity consumes power, this watch can still maintain a 72-hour power reserve. To achieve this, a strong mainspring is used, one that fills the diameter of the Astronomia 47 mm case. To develop this mechanism, Jacob & Co copy hired the services of Studio 7H38 Watch Studio.
Jacob & Co Astronomy tourbillon-the last prosperity
Surprisingly, a trace of traditional watchmaking can be found in this amazing piece. The Grand Feu enamel uses a hand-made earth sphere with extraordinary details, and the Roman numerals on the hour and minute hands add a classic charm. In order to make this piece wear-resistant, the structure of the watch case is made of polycarbonate composite material, which can be chained through its 18k rose gold back cover to ensure that the outline remains perfectly round. The last highlight is the briolette cut diamond, its 56 facets guarantee to capture light when rotating, producing a huge effect-very Jacobs, but for this extra luxury, we will forgive them.